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Periodontal Disease And Your Overall Health

Periodontal disease starts in your mouth, but actually has been linked to more serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and preterm births. Research has suggested two plausible mechanisms for how gum disease and these other serious medical conditions could be related: moderate to severe periodontal disease increases the level of systemic (bodily) inflammation - a characteristic of all chronic inflammatory diseases. Also, the same bacteria strains that are commonly found in periodontal pockets surrounding diseased teeth have been found in blood vessel plaques of individuals with CVD. Therefore, it may be helpful to reduce periodontal inflammation to reduce systemic inflammation.

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